caustic soda


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Recent Examples on the Web Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda or lye, is one of the chemicals to be stored at the location. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2022 The substance is found in products such brake linings and gaskets, and is used to manufacture chlorine bleach and sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda. CBS News, 5 Apr. 2022 One of the chemicals commonly used in soaps and detergents is sodium hydroxide, also known as lye and caustic soda. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 The Sri Lankan navy has said the ship was also carrying caustic soda, sodium methoxide and methane. Washington Post, 2 June 2021 BioLab also stores sodium hydroxide, or caustic soda, at its Lake Charles facility, according to Jim Vallette, co-founder of Material Research, which works with nonprofit groups. Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2020 This is done by dissolving cellulose, a natural polymer that is the main constituent of plants’ cell walls, in chemicals like caustic soda and carbon disulphide and then turning the solution into soft filaments which can be spun into fibres. The Economist, 17 Oct. 2019 Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda or lye, is corrosive to metals and tissue and can irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2019 So a bitter fight roiling the industry could be only about one thing: the price of caustic soda. Akane Otani, WSJ, 7 May 2019 See More

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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